CrossFit WOD Tips: 3/24/11

Posted: March 24, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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Rope Climbs. The last time I had thought about climbing a rope was probably in middle school. I just knew I wasn’t very good at them, and quite frankly, the thought of falling from a height didn’t seem too appealing to me. In fact, the last gym where I worked actually had it’s own rope, and I still didn’t climb it once. Instead I let the “Fear” stop me.

Well, fast forward to November of last year and MBS CrossFit’s “Turkey Challenge”. We ran a 5k outside for the first event, did the CrossFit Total for the second and then they announced WOD #3.

Ground to Overheads, fine. Burpee Wall Jumps, fine. ROPE CLIMBS?!?! FIVE of them!?! Needless to say, it caught me off guard, but I just had to buckle down and do them.

Had I practiced them beforehand they would have been much easier, so I am hoping that this video (which also features an awesome performance by Chris Spealler) gives you some ideas on how to be a better rope climber.

The moral of the story:
Don’t let your “FEARS” determine what you stay away from. Find a weakness, or an “Area for Improvement” as I prefer to call it, and spend some time making yourself better at it! One CrossFit motto is “You’re only as strong as your weakest link”, right? Get stronger.

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Comments
  1. Jamie says:

    I love that this guy has camera’s attached to the equipment. It provides a good perspective.

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